Fashion* at Bradford College - UCAS

Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton


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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Fashion degree is designed to produce highly qualified "employment ready" graduates who are able to play leading roles in a wide range of fashion related careers. It provides a broad-based, high quality education in Fashion, encompassing a range of cognitive, creative and subject specific skills, knowledge and understanding, allowing applicants to develop their awareness and understanding of the demands and creative potential of professional practice for employment, enterprise and post graduate study. The broad range of modules allow you to develop a professional understanding of fashion design and the wider art and design practices within a range of contexts supported by competitions, live projects, subject specialised visits and industry led presentations. The aims of the award are to provide a specialised course of study in fashion design which explores research, design, pattern cutting and garment production, sustainability, communication and promotion through concepts, ethical practices, methods and contexts. Students inhabit a dynamic learning environment, encompassing a wide range of facilities and resources, including:

  • Well-resourced fashion manufacture and pattern cutting facilities
  • Extensive textile print workshop (including digital print facility)
  • Spacious workshops and all-purpose studio spaces
  • Modern lecture theatre and seminar rooms
  • Well qualified specialist technicians
  • Well equipped specialist printmaking and typography workshop
  • Installation area
  • Ceramic and 3D workshops
  • State of the art digital media suites with specialist
  • Art Gallery
  • Bradford Textile Archive
*PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21. Any changes to programmes as a result of this process will be fully communicated.

Assessment method

The programme uses a blended learning approach, combining face to face sessions with online and practical work as appropriate. The learning and teaching methods typically used by tutors include, lectures, seminars, guest speakers, workshops, tutorials and retailer observations. You will also adopt work-based learning as part of your studies through live/industrial briefs and visiting speakers. A significant amount of personal study time is expected to be undertaken by the student comprising, for example, background reading, assignment work, preparation for seminars and revision for examinations. This will further be enhanced by a social learning community including a peer support programme and enhanced personal tutoring. Our supportive teaching and learning environment is created by a team of well qualified, dedicated and friendly academic, technical, administrative and support staff. There is also a wide-ranging college system of additional and specialist student support available. Students are supported in their learning by our teaching and learning strategies, most notably individual academic tutorial support, which is central to the programme and is constant throughout. Students are also allocated a Personal Tutor who offers pastoral and practical support and guidance. The Learning Resource Centre includes a large Visual Arts section, which effectively supports and responds to staff and student needs. It comprises a book collection, a large collection of journals and other visual material and subscribes to a number of electronic databases.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

As part of the application process, you will be required to attend an interview to which you should bring a portfolio of your work. Applications are encouraged though non-traditional routes. An appropriate level of study will be identified through a portfolio presentation and evidence of professional practice experience at interview. If you have already completed a Foundation degree or HND, you will be considered for direct entry to the appropriate level of the degree course.

Additional entry requirements


Candidates will be invited to attend for interview and be given an initial assessment.


Candidates will be required to bring a portfolio of work to the interview session.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £875 Credit
Northern Ireland £875 Credit
Scotland £875 Credit
Wales £875 Credit

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The course fees for a Part-time HND is £875 per 20 credits. Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Fashion* at Bradford College - UCAS